I haven't fallen into the Potomac yet, but I have reached a point where just about everyone I know has observed that I haven't blogged in much too long. I have felt underwater lately, though. So much for that post many times a week goal. At this point, I'll be happy to make it to 50 posts for the year. I haven't spun in several months, knit more yarn than I've purchased, or finished many sweaters (unless kid sized Wallabies count) so far this year either. I am a bit thinner but not much lighter than I was at the beginning of the year. I have made some progress on one goal.
For now, I'm pretending that June and July didn't happen. They did, I worked far too much, and knit only a tiny bit. I finished a sweater, tried it on, and realized out that it is too small in a way that will require significant re-knitting. Becky is in time out until spring when I plan to be a size or so smaller than I am right now—or I will be able to face significant figuring and re-knitting. I also knit two more odd socks for my odd sock collection. Actually, I immediately cast on for the second Mockery Sock, and put the pattern for Serendipity in a "safe place."
On July 25, D brought home his new toy. For those keeping track at home, it is a 1999 Extra 300/L.
To console myself after finishing the too small sweater (and the plane purchase), I bought yarn 2 weeks ago. I tried to buy more yarn than I did, but Knit Happens did not have everything I wanted. So far, I have not pursued any on line options for the elusive RYC Cashcotton 4-ply, but I might once I finish swatching those recent purchases.
And no, I still have not been up for a ride. And I'm not likely to get one until August 23 at the earliest. I was in Wisconsin the first weekend we had it for a high school class reunion. I'll send a yarny prize to anyone who guesses which one or shares a reunion story in the comments. This past weekend D installed a winch in the hangar and didn't fly much. I decided to stay home and go to the Farmer's Market and clean the neglected house rather than help with that project. On Thursday, I leave for a 10 day vacation trip to Ohio and Milwaukee. Translation, my next chance to go for a ride is several weeks away.
Between now and Thursday, I have to decide what I want to knit on vacation (and work, do some laundry, and pack, but those are much less important). There are over 100 possible projects in my Ravelry Queue. If I can narrow my choices down to a mere handful, I'll post a poll tomorrow.